March 21, 2011 § Leave a comment
St. Maximilian Kolbe is my patron saint; as a consecrated Knight of the Immaculata, I like to read about St. Max and his spirituality as much as possible. For the Life of the World, by Jerzy Domanski, OFM Conv., takes some of the focus off St. Kolbe’s Marian spirituality (but in no means diminishes it), focusing instead on Kolbe’s relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist. Some would accuse St. Kolbe of too fervent a devotion to the Queen of Heaven, but Father Domanski shows us how in every way, Jesus is the end and Mary the means, and devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary is the best way to unite our will to that of Christ, whose will is identical to his mother’s.
Many people, even Catholics, do not fully understand the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception- an infallible doctrine that will never change or diminish. This book helps to correct many of the misunderstandings and remind the reader that Jesus Himself gave us His mother as an example of the perfect disciple, to be imitated and honored, in imitation of Christ.